Natasha O’Grady and her husband Ryan were left in total shock when they went for their 14-week scan and heard not one, but three healthy heartbeats on the monitor.
The couple had been trying to have a baby for several years and tragically suffered two miscarriages along the way.
Natasha, 32, had become worried that she may never have children and unsurprisingly spent a lot of the pregnancy fearing that history may repeat itself.
But the couple from Isleworth, London, feel so “blessed” that all worked out well and they are now proud parents to three adorable daughters Onyx, Maddox and Quinn, who are four months old.
The couple describes the moment they found out they were having triplets as “surreal”.
Natasha, a content creator, said: “We were in complete disbelief!
“We had mentally tried to prepare to hear those heartbreaking words again, so to hear we were actually already passed the first trimester and carrying three healthy babies was the craziest moment of our lives.
“We have no history of triplets in our family so we feel completely blessed.
“It is like we were given back all of our babies.”
The triplets were conceived naturally and born at 33 weeks, but it was a bumpy road to get to their delivery.
Natasha said: “When I fell pregnant for the third time, there was no celebration hugs or jumping up and down in the bathroom.
“The sheer wave of panic just engulfed us again and that is the sad reality of pregnancy after loss, you truly believe it’s going to be taken away from you at any moment.”
Natasha was leading a healthier life and cut alcohol plus caffeine out of her life whilst focusing heavily on improving her mental health.
She said: “Nearly a year on, I found myself in the bathroom peering down onto that familiar stick again.
“The two blue lines would be the change and the step to giving us both our happiness back.
“Yet, I instantly felt scared that history is going to repeat itself.
“The feeling of guilt for finding yourself feeling bursts of excitement, then having to calm yourself down because the reality is, this baby might just not stay too.
“At 13 weeks, my heart broke into a million pieces when I found blood again.
“Seeing that sight was just like the trap door opened again below me, and the black hole was getting ready to pull me down again.”
But at the 14-week scan, the Sonographer revealed three healthy heartbeats.
Natasha adds: “Going from no children to a parent of three overnight has been a total whirlwind, but Ryan and I work so well, together as a team to give our girls the happiest lives we can.
“We truly believe we’ve been blessed with this incredible gift as it’s so rare to have triplets and couldn’t be more grateful every day that our girls were born into the world healthy and safe after such an incredibly scary pregnancy.
“Some days are hard as we try to adjust, but seeing three smiling faces staring back at you makes it all worth it.”